A Program for Automatic Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential and Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring Using the Pathfinder Software

  • E. Watanabe
  • J. Schramm
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A software program for the Nicolet Pathfinder was developed that allows semi-automatic monitoring of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) and, alternatingly, somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) during posterior fossa surgery. A second offline program is described which connects the Pathfinder to an IBM PC-type personal computer, allowing for rapid plot-out of closely spaced curves with comments and without overlap. Both programs greatly facilitate monitoring in the operating room.


Microvascular Decompression Neurophysiologic Monitoring Brainstem Auditory Evoke Potential Posterior Fossa Surgery Cranial Nerve Versus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Watanabe
    • 1
  • J. Schramm
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryTokyo Metropolitan Police HospitalChiyoda-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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